Next L&D Challenge starts 30 May


The next social L&D Challenge runs for 12 weeks from 30 May to 19 August (or you can sign up for the private challenge at any time) “Transformation of workplace learning won’t just come from digitising training, but changing the very essence of what “learning” means in the company, through both a new understanding of how […]

What would happen if there were no L&D department?


This was the question I asked last week on Twitter: What would happen if there were no Training/L&D department? Your thoughts for an article I am writing. Quotes will be cited. Thx — Jane Hart (@C4LPT) March 30, 2016 In advance of the publication of the article, I thought I would share some of the responses I […]

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Top 100 Tools for Learning list


2016 marks the 10th year of the annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list. Back in 2007 I was asked to create a list of my own top tools for learning, but I realised it would be much better if I compiled a list of tools selected by others, so I asked the late Jay […]

The best of March 2016 – in pictures


Here are 6 of my favourite blog posts/articles from March 2016 – summarised in an image. 1 – Dear Training, We’re sorry, but it’s over – Arun Pradhan, Learnnovators, 2 March 2 – Learning – to what end?  – Bryan M Mathers, Visual Thinkery 3 – Content dumping: how to poison your learning strategy – Nick Shackleton Jones, LinkedIn, 15 […]

The role of the Personal Learning Advisor: supporting everyday workplace learning


Next public online workshop runs: 4 – 29 APRIL 2016 This 4-week workshop introduces you to some of the key ways to promote and support personal learning in the workplace, as a Personal Learning Advisor. It will help you understand how to work with managers to foster a culture of continuous learning as well help […]

3 – L&D roles to support learning at work

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In the first post in this series I showed the many different ways that people learn at work, and in the second I talked about the activities involved in supporting all the ways people learn at work. In this third post I want to consider the L&D roles for enabling this, so in the diagram below I’ve plotted […]

2 – Supporting all the ways people learn at work

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In my previous post I showed how people learn at work in a multitude of ways. In this post I want to show how organisations are supporting learning more widely across the organisation. Here is a summary of initiatives plotted onto my previous diagram (see below), and beneath it brief descriptions of the initiatives highlighted. (1) This group of […]

1 – How do YOU learn at work?

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One of the early tasks that the learning professionals in my L&D Challenge undertake is to consider how they themselves learn at work. It is clear from what they share with the group that they learn in a multitude of ways – and that very little of it happens through conventional training it happens both inside and outside the workplace, […]

Changing the very essence of learning in the organisation


In my previous post, What does L&D “transformation” really mean? I concluded by saying that L&D transformation won’t come from the application of new learning technologies to solve old training problems, i.e. by creating e-learning or by adding social, mobile, micro, gamification into the mix. Transformation will only come from changing the very essence of what learning means in the […]

What does L&D “transformation” really mean?


There are now many people in the industry talking of the need for transformation and change in L&D (me included!). But I also know from the many conversations I have with practitioners as well as learning leaders around the world that they just don’t know how to change or what they should be doing differently. And furthermore, the terms change and […]